CSCS – what it is and what it’s not…

Although most people are familiar with CSCS there are many views expressed regarding its purpose and what it means to have a CSCS card. To summarise:

A CSCS card is:

  • A certification of the cardholder’s identity
  • A certification of the cardholder’s qualifications
  • A certification of the cardholder’s training

A CSCS card is not:

  • A passport to gain entry to site
  • A competency card
  • A guarantee of a cardholder’s competence
  • A Health and Safety card
  • A card for off-site employees
  • A certification of the cardholder’s fitness to work
  • A record of the cardholder’s work experience